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Björn Frössevi brings over 20 years of experience in helping organizations improve performance. His approach focuses catalyzing an organization’s own resources to lead business improvement efforts. Björn’s areas of specialized skills include business development, managing with rapid growth and change, organization design with special focus on solving matrix related problems and participating in collaborative research projects. Björn served as CEO of the Swedish consulting firm Redersson Management, and previously held the CEO position at another leading Swedish management consulting firm. He has also been business development manager and vice president for a leading public IT company in Sweden, as well as business development manager for a $700 million logistics company and a $70million real estate firm. Björn was a co-founder of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) and was responsible for building the organization’s new business initiatives. Björn holds an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics. Björn also studied and lectured for one year at the University of Wisconsin. As a consultant, Björn has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from those focused at the executive board level all the way down to product development initiatives. He developed a merger strategy for two of the world’s leading energy companies, driven strategy projects in the medical device industry, transformed a telecommunications company’s product-centered approach into a service management-oriented business model, increased organizational efficiency for several hospitals, built up a logic and freight company’s new business to produce $80 million in sales within nine months, and increased sales in different industries including IT, real estate, medical devices and a variety of other service sectors. Björn is the co-author of the 1995 book Core Competence — the Key to Future Competitiveness and served as the editor of Strategy and Leadership— a handbook for managers – from 1998 - 2004.
Fredrik Hacklin is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School in Brussels and Managing Partner of the Corporate Innovation Lab (LLC) in Zurich. He further serves as visiting faculty at ETH Zurich, ESMT Berlin and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Previously, he has been a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&, PwC) and a Fellow at Harvard University. His research, executive education and advisory activities are in the field of strategic entrepreneurship and innovation, with a particular focus on challenges associated with digital disruption, industry reconfiguration and their implications for firm strategy. His work has been featured in various outlets and he is the author of the book Management of Convergence in Innovation (2008). Being a regular speaker and trainer, he has worked with companies such as ABB, Bang & Olufsen, Danone, Deutsche Telekom, DHL, Nokia, Rabobank and UBS, and advised organizations such as the European Parliament or the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He is actively involved in the start-up and corporate venturing activities and is the recipient of the research award by the Nokia–AlcatelLucent foundation. His article “Strategic choices in converging industries” (MIT Sloan Management Review, 2013) was selected “Top Strategy Article” by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A national of Finland, Professor Hacklin is fluent in five languages and resides in Switzerland.